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28 September 2021

The first Synod Expo was held on Saturday, 18th September at Adelaide West. From Dave Male's message of 'simpler, humbler, bolder' to breakout workshops and more it was a great day. We are now on the road to the regions. For dates, locations and to book visit the Synod website. 

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A Resilient Theology

Recently, Kirsty Bucknell, an organisational psychologist and doctoral student at Macquarie University, released some of her and her colleagues’ research on resilience. They surveyed 277 ‘ministry workers’ measuring the relationship between self-reflection, insight, ruminations, resilience and well-being.

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Adelaide Congress Request

The Adelaide Congress community has requested Uniting Church congregations to actively participate in Covenanting by supporting Adelaide Congress as they minister to and welcome Aṉangu people arriving in Adelaide often during vulnerable times.


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Preaching and Worship

Do you preach or lead worship in your church? Are you a congregation without a minister? Would you like to do some lay preaching? Uniting College The Uniting College for Leadership and Theology is offering a 9 week course fully online from 12th October - 7th December 2021.

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Mental Health Symposium

This event aims to raise awareness of mental health issues amongst people in the mental health space, including the general public and faith leaders; and how services can respond to the needs of CALD communities; how COVID has affected mental health; and how mental health will change after COVID. 

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Spring Fair

There’s something for everyone at the Spicer Fair! Browse art and craft stalls,  listen to the live band and High Spirits Harmony Choir. There’s also pre-loved books, a great range of plants, bric-a-brac and the ever popular cakes and jams. Treat yourself to Devonshire tea or coffee or a sausage from the barbecue. 

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Upcoming Events

Please note, many gatherings of people in SA may be further impacted by recent COVID-19 restrictions. The list below is the most up-to-date information available at the time of publication and may be subject to change.

Upcoming events:

  • Making your wishes known >>>
  • Festival of Pilgrimage: Visual Display and Information >>>
  • Riverson Choir and Friends >>>
  • Lynn Arnold 'How Bonhoeffer’s Insights on Leadership Address us Today' >>>
  • Spirituality and Pilgrimage - Panel Discussion >>>
  • Open Garden Fundraiser >>>
  • Movie: I'll Push You >>>
  • Pilgrim Walk >>>
  • Westbourne Park - Free Organ Concert >>>

Want to share your event with the wider Uniting Church in SA? Complete the Events Form here.


Prayer Points

This week we pray for:

  • For peace with creation, with each other and in our global community
  • For those who are damaged by war, political unrest and trauma may they know welcome, healing and justice
  • For those engaged in acts of care and compassion for the most vulnerable in our community at this time.


There is an extremely powerful force that, so far, science has not found a formal explanation to. It is a force that includes and governs all others, and is even behind any phenomenon operating in the universe and has not yet been identified by us. This universal force is LOVE.

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